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19 November 2002 @ 02:58 am
Leonids  
My alarm clock failed to go off, but my internal clock did and I woke up at nearly exactly 2:30. It was too late and too cold to go to Canada College, so I wrapped myself in a blanket and stumbled outside and looked up, in the bleary expectation and half-hope of seeing nothing. So I could go back in the warm.

And just as I was about to go inside, a fireball shot over the roofline. So I sat down on a dew-wet chair and watched for a while. I was rewarded with lots of streaks of light, several fireballs leaving lines of sparks behind, and one amazing short-track meteor that flared up like a magnesium torch, blazing so bright you could see the trail of smoke.
 
 
 
Trinkertrinker on November 19th, 2002 04:39 am (UTC)
MMm...almost jealous. My Leonid experience was not nearly so spectacular.

I found myself wishing that I was currently in some place with far less easy access to "civilization".
Lauratavella on November 19th, 2002 10:32 am (UTC)
I was surprised that I could see so many, there was a haze in the atmosphere that increased the effect of the moon, and I was in the middle of Mountain View. Which is darker than most towns on the penninsula but not *dark*.